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Rework is a Goldfish. Don’t Let It Become Fishzilla.
Rework is just another word for money down the drain. Not only does it wreak havoc with your delivery, but it can be unbearably demoralizing for your development teams. To minimize rework, think of it like a goldfish that grows as big as the space you give it – bigger bowl, bigger fish. You have to shrink the space that rework lives in before it becomes fishzilla….
Why Your Mobile App Strategy Needs Reusable Components
Unless you take an enterprise approach to your new apps, mobile development can be a real bottleneck. You end up investing countless hours in developing the very same features for app after app. It’s incredibly costly and wasteful. What if you could build a library of reusable components instead? Here’s what it would mean….
Stop Treating Offshoring Like Staff
Offshoring can be a great way to accelerate project initiatives and a huge money-saver. But when it goes wrong, it’s a sinkhole. One of the most common causes of missed expectations is the tendency to treat offshoring as if it were traditional staff augmentation. This is understandable, because that’s how you’re used to bringing in external resources. But, you have to think of offshoring differently….
Three Types of Work You Should Never Offshore
Offshoring is here to stay. According to a recent Deloitte survey, 70% of respondents who planned to outsource IT work planned to do it offshore.* And for good reason. When you weigh the time and cost savings of offshoring with your growing to-do list and shrinking internal bandwidth, it can often be a no-brainer. But not all projects are created equal. To reap the benefits of offshoring while avoiding its pitfalls, you have to know how to align with your offshore partner to get work completed. Not all types of work are suited for offshore.
Where Agile Breaks Down (and what to do about it)
What if you’ve got dozens of developers in an agile environment and you’re still struggling to get apps out the door? Is your workload really that much bigger than your resources? Or could the problem be that some of your teams are really just doing “Agile Lite”? It’s something we see all the time. Yet it can be very easy to fix. Here’s how one company tackled it….
ASK THE EXEC: BUILD VS BUY – WHICH PATH TO THE CLOUD?
Sanjeev Singh is AVP of Strategy and Solution Delivery at Fidelity & Guaranty Life , a publicly traded insurance company with 700,000 policyholders. He was kind enough to speak with us about the challenges IT executives in his position face today.
Five Things You Should Never Say in an Agile Environment
Deciding to deploy Agile is easy. Doing it isn’t. Even if you know the basics of Agile development – your teams can quickly get frustrated with subpar results, because they aren’t deploying Agile correctly. If you want to see great Agile results, make sure you never hear yourself say one of these five things....
How to Build Mobile Apps with Reusable Components
So you want your enterprise to reuse the same component in different apps? Smart move. Let’s say your component is a barcode scanner or signature capture. What happens? Your development organization creates it for one app. Then, they copy the code and change it slightly for the next app. Right? Wrong! The minute you change one line of code, your component is no longer reusable. Here’s what your team should do instead….